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M&A Attractiveness Index 2016

Moeller, S. & Appadu, N. (2017). M&A Attractiveness Index 2016. London, UK: Mergers & Acquisitions Research Centre (MARC), Cass Business School, City, University of London.


Following the financial crisis since2009, on average 38% of annual M&A activity has taken place in ‘non-traditional’ M&A markets, i.e. excluding North America, Western Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan (Exhibit 1)and is currently at 39%. This steady level of activity follows an increasing proportion of global gross domestic product (GDP) for these ‘non-traditional’ markets in the same period, currently 62% according to the IMF's 'World Economic Outlook Database’. The development of more robust rules and regulations, despite the unstable political and economic stabilityin the developed markets,has encouraged the rapid growth of domestic and inter-regional M&A activity in many countries within these markets, along with cross-border deals betweendeveloped and emerging countries.Now in its seventhyear, theMARC M&A Attractiveness IndexScore (MAAIS)provides an update based on 2016data and analysis, ranking a total of 147 countries worldwide.The Indexprovidesforeach country a percentage figure which indicates its attractiveness for domestic and in-bound M&A purposes, i.e.,its ability to attract and sustain business activity. The proprietary methodology for ranking and assessing a country’s attractiveness for M&A activity has been developed by the M&A Research Centre at Cass Business School.

Publication Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Additional Information: Cass Business School, 2017.
Publisher Keywords: M&A Attractiveness Index
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Departments: Bayes Business School > Finance
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